About Us

Screaming reels, bent rods, line peeling out, adrenaline pumping – these are the moments we live for. We love fishing! And we have scoured the globe to bring you innovative, quality fishing tackle that will give you an edge and maximise your chances of fishing success.

When you talk to us, you are talking to the owners of the company. We are a couple of mad keen fishos that can give you expert advice, and offer unique custom products and services.

Captain Greg has fished all his life, starting when he was a toddler with his grandfather fishing off the wharf. He began fishing the Nationals back in early 2000’s, regularly making the trek to Waihau Bay. He went after giant bluefin tuna off Westport for several years, landing three of the beasts (the biggest weighing in at over 300kg).

Greg and Kristen have taken many offshore trips to fish the Pacific Islands – even their wedding and honeymoon were spent game fishing in Rarotonga and Aitutaki! Plus, one year they had a dream holiday of a month game fishing in Vava’u, Tonga.

The first marlin Kristen caught was just six months after finishing 7 months of gruelling surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer. She landed a 220lb blue marlin, and 4 days later landed her first striped marlin winning the ladies division of Tauranga Sport Fishing Club One Base. She has been dubbed the Pink Ribbon Marlin lady ever since.

2021 has seen Kristen catch a total of 13 Marlin this year (all released), and Captain Greg has caught 14 marlin (all released). They got into the bluefin tuna over winter, Kristen landing two, and Greg one. They have also had the absolute pleasure of guests on board their boat catching their first marlin and bluefin which they get a real buzz out of.

Topping off the team at Custom Tackle is Kane Tapper (former owner/manager of DeCoro Fishing supplies). Kane has 28 years of experience working in the fishing industry, 16 of them as owner/manager of DeCoro, and he has incredible knowledge and experience.

Custom Tackle NZ is Kristen and Greg’s dream business, they love what they do and the people they meet. they would love to help you, whether you are setting up for the season, are fitting out a new boat, are replacing or repairing gear, or are buying a gift for someone special. And if you are after something custom then you’ve come to the right place. They offer custom made rods and reels, custom made lure heads, custom lure skirting, custom made teasers and dredges, custom printed lure bags/ catch bags/ catch flags.

Whatever you are looking for, talk to Custom Tackle today.

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